HEAT ALERT

Heat advisory in effect for Connecticut through this evening.

Greenwich student’s photography helps Connecticut’s refugee families feel more at home

Will Chasin decided to capture their smiles and special occasions through his camera lens, gifting 10 refugee families framed pictures of their moments together.

Desirae Williams

Jun 29, 2024, 2:52 PM

Updated 18 days ago

Share:

Will Chasin, a high school student from Greenwich, is using his love of photography to foster community and belonging for refugee families in Connecticut.
He spent the last year volunteering with Jewish Family Services, mentoring a young boy from Ukraine. That’s when he noticed the absence of family photos from those who resettled in their new homes.
Chasin decided to capture their smiles and special occasions through his camera lens, gifting 10 refugee families framed pictures of their moments together. One family invited him to photograph their wedding on the beach in Norwalk.
The high school student says this is his way of helping them create new memories as they start their new journey in Connecticut.


More from News 12